Skip to comments.A Prize for Mr. Gore and Science (NYT Editorial BARF)
Posted on 10/16/2007 8:03:54 AM PDT by The Pack Knight
One can generate a lot of heartburn thinking about all of the things that would be better about this country and the world if the Supreme Court had done the right thing and ruled for Al Gore instead of George W. Bush in 2000. Mr. Gore certainly hasnt let his disappointment stop him from putting the time since to very good use.
Yesterday, the Nobel committee celebrated that persistence and awarded the Peace Prize to Mr. Gore and a panel of United Nations scientists for their efforts to raise awareness of the clear and present danger of global warming.
The committee said that the former vice president is probably the single individual who has done most to create worldwide understanding of what needs to be done to halt the damage caused by greenhouse gas emissions. It credited the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for creating an ever-broader informed consensus about the connection between human activities and global warming.
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Science? Sorry NYT, but that should read “Science” complete with scare quotes. “Consensus” is insufficient to validate a hypothesis and cooked data is a dish best left unserved.
Suspension of Reality on the rocks. It apparenly is the beverage of choice at the NY Times.
Whatever Gore and the IPCC have done, it dose NOT qualify as SCIENCE.
Looking back through the Nobel Peace Prizes of the last two decades ought to convince people that this is pure politics. Very few of those winners in the last two decades had anything useful to do with Peace... if it weren’t pure politics in play here, Reagan and Thatcher would certainly be among those winners. I don’t think that there really has been a truly worthy winner since Wiesel, and before that, Walensa. ... though I wouldn’t argue about Mandela.
You can stop reading right there. I know I did.
People who open with such a line might as well take a Sharpie and write "I AM A BITTER IDIOT" across their foreheads.
The NYT seems to have missed the logic that, if they have to defend the award, it’s not defensible.
Arafat, Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter.......now that’s distinguished company. LOL!
It is the standard unhinged rant, it's all Bush's fault, with a little bit of his Oil Bidniz Buddies thrown in for good measure. How can one be so uninformed and still get a job writing editorials for the New York Times?
The United States has come closer to achieving the targets of Kyoto than any industrialized country besides Russia, which has managed to fail itself into compliance.
I know better now; I hope this article will enlighten free-thinking, observant young people that fame and financial success are only sometimes connected to smarts, skill, and credibility. It will give them a leg-up on life to to realize that in the corporate world as well as media, politics, and entertainment, fame and financial success are sometimes determined solely by the credulity and shallowness of those who pay their salaries.
As Lou Holz says, “They have the comic page for people who can’t read, and the editorial page for people who can’t think.”
It’s not the Nobel Peace Prize.
It’s the Nobel Propaganda Prize.
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